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mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
reply to grantsa4

Re: Cisco 8642 hddvr

said by grantsa4:

I love my TiVo

We hope we do too.

We're leaving Dish Network and currently have the 722K. It has really served us well for the three years we've had it and my wife will miss it a lot if the Tivo isn't as easy to use. Me, I have no problem using Media Center, and I'm sure the Tivo is more user friendly.

The main reason why I wanted a dedicated dvr is because I'm worried about my wife being able to use Media Center without getting frustrated. Hell, she gets mad when a streaming video on her laptop has problems. She is certainly not a pc geek like I am.

alan92rttt

join:2012-02-27
Have you considered just getting the Ultra service? Might be cheaper in the long run. I've had it for almost a year and My with and I are happy with it.

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
said by alan92rttt:

Have you considered just getting the Ultra service? Might be cheaper in the long run. I've had it for almost a year and My with and I are happy with it.

I've thought about it. But I would lose my modem discount and then still have to use my current router because the gateway has pathetic wireless strength.

On a side note, I bought a Tivo Series 2 w/lifetime last night for $50 for the bedroom tv. That means I qualify for the multi-Tivo discount. The monthly fee on a new Premiere unit would be $12.99 instead of $14.99. So going with a Tivo plus HTPC would cost around $8.50 less per month compard to UltraTV. Not a lot, but that will pay for a Netflix dvd by mail subscription to go along with my streaming sub.

baess

join:2011-01-28
said by mogamer:

On a side note, I bought a Tivo Series 2 w/lifetime last night for $50 for the bedroom tv.

I haven't done a lot of research but that seems like a real good price. Where did you get it?

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
said by baess:

said by mogamer:

On a side note, I bought a Tivo Series 2 w/lifetime last night for $50 for the bedroom tv.

I haven't done a lot of research but that seems like a real good price. Where did you get it?

I found it off of Detroit craigslist. Yes, that is a good price. They're usually $100 - $125 with lifetime. I have it connected to an OTA digital converter box and it looks fine on a sd crt tv. And I'll keep it just for the fact that I'm now able to get the multi-Tivo subscription discount.

grantsa4

join:2007-08-15
Naperville, IL
reply to mogamer
said by mogamer:

said by alan92rttt:

Have you considered just getting the Ultra service? Might be cheaper in the long run. I've had it for almost a year and My with and I are happy with it.

I've thought about it. But I would lose my modem discount and then still have to use my current router because the gateway has pathetic wireless strength.

On a side note, I bought a Tivo Series 2 w/lifetime last night for $50 for the bedroom tv. That means I qualify for the multi-Tivo discount. The monthly fee on a new Premiere unit would be $12.99 instead of $14.99. So going with a Tivo plus HTPC would cost around $8.50 less per month compard to UltraTV. Not a lot, but that will pay for a Netflix dvd by mail subscription to go along with my streaming sub.

Nice job on the $50 - that is a great deal! I have one in my bedroom as well w/lifetime and a lifetime HD downstairs